Fatty Liver Foods & Diet

These Are Some Healthy Sweets / Desserts You Can Eat if You Have Fatty Liver

Probably the biggest challenge after being diagnosed with a fatty liver is giving up sweets. But I am here to tell you that you can still find satisfaction for your sweet tooth, even with NAFLD!

Since foods with lots of sugar and high in carbs are totally out of the question and desserts are… well… sweet, it looks like we have to give up cakes and candy and alike completely, right?

Fortunately, that’s not really the case! And I am here to prove it by sharing some healthy sweet snack ideas and desserts you can have even if you’ve been diagnosed with a fatty liver.

These might not be exactly the things you’re used to having, but you will get to love them just like I did. The food industry – especially the healthy food industry – has evolved a lot in the past few years, so we do have options.

From healthy sweets that you can prepare at home to still healthy treats that you can buy from a store, you have options. And we’ll talk about them below: healthy sweets and desserts you can eat after being diagnosed with a fatty liver.

A word of caution. Even though these foods are indeed healthy and have low or no sugar added, you shouldn’t have them on a daily basis. These foods are still high in carbs and you should stay away from carbs when dieting to reverse your fatty liver.

So if you have just been diagnosed, only have these as a treat every now and then. Put as many days in between servings as possible. If you’ve already improved your condition a lot, you can have these a bit more often, but don’t make it a daily habit either!

I actually recommend starting to consume these only after 1 month of heavy dieting and keeping sugar out of your system. The longer you can hold it, the better.

Eat fruits and fruit salads in the meantime to keep your sugar cravings low, and only then you will be ready to truly appreciate the taste of the recommended desserts and sweet snacks below.

Because, yes, after one month of not eating anything sugary, things you wouldn’t normally consider sweet will seem sweet, while the things you used to eat will surprise you at how nauseatingly sweet they are. (I know this from my own experience).

With these in mind, let’s not waste a single second and let’s check out some sweet goodies that you can have after being diagnosed with NAFLD.

Make sure to always follow the notes I have for each of these recipes in order to make sure that you keep them as liver-friendly as possible!

Chocolate Fudge Pie

Fatty Liver Desserts: Chocolate Fudge Pie

Get the recipe here.

My notes: Make sure you use the crust recommended here in order to keep carbs at a minimum. A delightful experience indeed and one of the few chocolate-filled sweets you can still have. With moderation!

Oatmeal Peach Parfait

Fatty Liver Desserts: Oatmeal Fruit Parfait

Check out the recipe here

My notes: You should use fresh peaches instead of the sauteed ones in order to keep the carbs and fats low. For the overnight Maple Bran Oats, use just 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey.

You can also try this with various other fruits – strawberries, blueberries and any sort of berry you can think of (see the image at the end of the article). Apples might work for the extra crunch.

Banana Pudding

Fatty Liver Desserts: Banana Pudding

Get the recipe here.

My notes: Instead of the sugar, use 1 tablespoon of raw honey or a sugar substitute like Stevia. Or just don’t add any sugar, the bananas are sweet enough anyway!

Health Warrior Chia Bars

Fatty Liver Desserts: Health Warrior Chia Bars

These are not things that you prepare yourself, but you can buy them in all sorts of flavors on Amazon. I always said that I absolutely love them and I still do: gluten free, tasty, healthy and delicious!

You can get yours here (affiliate link). There are tons of different flavors available, so you will surely find something to love. I personally prefer the chocolate peanut butter one and the tropical varieties.

Grain Free Blondies

Fatty Liver Desserts: Grain Free Blondies

Get the recipe here.

My notes: Add just half of the almond butter in order to keep things healthier. Also, you can definitely use regular eggs instead of the flax eggs.

Rainbow Whole Fruit Popsicles

Fatty Liver Desserts: Fruit Icecream

Get the recipe here.

These are perfect for the hot days of summer and extremely refreshing. This has become the favorite dessert and ice cream replacement in our home. Healthy and delicious!

Deep-Dish Apple Pie

Fatty Liver Desserts: Deep Dish Apple Pie

Get the recipe here.

My notes: When preparing the filling, don’t use any sugar at all, or use just half of the light brown sugar to keep the carbs low (and no granulated sugar).

Date & Coconut balls

Date & Coconut balls

Get the recipe here.

My notes: DO NOT add the coconut oil, you don’t need all that extra fat. Instead, add some low fat milk (make sure it has no sugar added!) and you’re ready to go.

You can boil the dates a little bit in milk or water if they’re not very soft – a few minutes should be enough.

Finally, I sometimes add a “Raffaello” touch and put in half of an almond or a peanut in the middle of the balls for a crunchy surprise.

Homemade Vegan Nutella

Homemade vegan Nutella

Image source: Pinterest

Now here’s a little amazing treat that you can prepare at home. Here are the ingredients that you will need:

– 7oz / 200 grams of firm & silken tofu
– 2 cups soft pitted dates
– 1 cup toasted and peeled hazelnuts
– 3 tbsp baking cocoa powder
– 1½ tsp vanilla essence
– a pinch of Maldon salt
– have some drinking water on hand too (or low fat milk)

Here are the cooking instructions:

1. Place the hazelnuts and salt in a food processor and run it until you have a buttery paste.

2. When the hazelnuts are buttery, add in all the ingredients (minus the water) and blend until you have a smooth paste. If you’re not happy with how creamy the final product is, add 1 tablespoon of water/milk (then one more and so on) until you get the desired creamy delight.

Wrapping up

So these would be some dessert ideas that are healthier and you can have them if you’re suffering from a fatty liver.

My recommendation? One portion every two weeks of any of the sweet stuff above. If you really, really can’t help it, go for one every week. But the longer you can go without eating them, the better!

Fatty Liver Desserts: Pin
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Another thing I must repeat: even though these are better options than most of the sweets you can buy in stores or prepare at home, they should not be consumed in large quantities or on a regular basis.

Consider them treats, so have them every now and then to mark special occasions or reward you for reaching various milestones.

Do you have other healthy sweets that you use to eat now? Let us know by commenting below!

Lynn

After being diagnosed with a fatty liver back in 2014, I started doing serious research about it and I didn't stop until I reversed mine in just 1.5 years. I decided to share all my expertise and findings in these blog - all based on my personal experiences and tons of research. I also run a highly successful Fatty Liver-related Facebook Group (see the sidebar!) and moderate the Fatty Liver reddit.

8 Comments

  1. I have learned a lot and thanks for the information . i didn’t know anything about fatty liver and this was so helpful. I didn’t realize their wasn’t much you couldn’t eat. thanks mildred schrimsher

  2. In the Blondie recipe above, it says to use dates instead of sugar, however, dates are loaded with natural sugar that will contribute to the fatty liver even more. The only sugars in your diet, should be from berries, which have antioxidants. There are 93 grams of sugar in one cup of dates!

    1. My sister is a nutritionist and she said to definitely not include dates in the fatty liver diet. She said it’s just as bad as eating dried fruit. Better to be safe than sorry, since not everyone digests sugar the same way.

    2. If you can completely stay away from sugars, it’s indeed the best approach. But if you need a treat or a snack every now and then, they are definitely better than others.

      Dates have a lot of sugar like all dried fruits, but they also come packed with other nutrients and I personally consider them fine. I actually had this while having fatty liver and still reversed it – but moderation is key here!

    1. Unfortunately, not. The “butter” is actually margarine, which is actually extremely unhealthy, even if it’s made with olive oil.

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